What the customer needed?
With an annual production of approx 16 million pumps Danish Grundfos is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers.
Among its products is the circulator pump, New Alpha2. The display for the previous model was produced in the Far East, but Mekoprint won the order for displays for the new model as our roll-to-roll production line is competitive with Asian suppliers. The display is produced on roll from start to end and integrated directly in Grundfos’ production line.
Mr. Morten Kjær,
Sales and Product Manager, Mekoprint A/S
Which solution was chosen?
No manual processes are involved in the production of the graphic displays.
They are produced on roll directly from rolls of plastic foil in Mekoprint’s automated production system. Displays are silk screen printed on both sides after which keys are punched into the display and a pre-cut adhesive added. Hereafter, the displays are die-cut under camera control and excess material removed by kiss-cutting. Finally, rolls of finished displays are slit in three so that rolls of individual displays can be delivered directly to Grundfos’ circulator pump factory.
What were the benefits?
“It was an ultimate demand for us to have displays of a high, uniform quality without “paying more” when we switched to Mekoprint as our supplier. We compete in a global market and have to focus on the decimals of our production costs.
With roll-to roll-production, Grundfos got the combined benefit of a globally competitive price, optimum design for manufacturing and high quality products delivered on rolls for automatic assembly in our factory producing the New Alpha2 pump”.
Mr. Sittikorn Yuwawat, Purchase Manager, GRUNDFOS Thailand